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  • Alcohol impairs the ability to drive safely.
  • Her vision is impaired.
  • His speech was miraculously unimpaired by his cigar.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • They continued to sit, gazing with impaired sight at the chief’s seat and the glittering lagoon.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies

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  • No whooping-cough did rack his frame,
    Nor measles drear with spots;
    Not these impaired the sacred name
    Of Stephen Dowling Bots.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Nearly four times as many Hispanic drivers as non-Hispanic drivers in North Carolina have been charged with driving while impaired.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • motor activity is impaired; there is a general reduction of glandular activity; there is an accelerated loss of co-ordination.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • He thought that he might be permanently blind, or at least impaired, and that would have been the end.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • I’m crappy at math, but K’s math impairment makes me look like a genius.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • ’You’re the only one in the squadron who knows I’m a C.I.D. man,’ he confided to Major Major, ’and it’s absolutely essential that it remain a secret so that my efficiency won’t be impaired.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • After the first two passes with the cape Romero knew exactly how bad the vision was impaired.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • On day seven, I went to the Center for the Blind and read articles to visually impaired students.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • My left impaired, I sailed in with my right, but not for long.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Clearly he did need some things explained to him by a teenager, but I didn’t think it was the right time to mention his unfortunate and obvious fashion impairment.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • He resolved to remain binocular and specified to Doc Daneeka that his eye patch be transparent so that he could continue pitching horseshoes, kidnaping Italian laborers and renting apartments with unimpaired vision.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • My time with the officer had made me forget how impaired this man might be.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • During the first week of the mouse diet I found that my vigor remained unimpaired, and that I suffered no apparent ill effects.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Hadn’t the duke given her enough bloodbane to seriously impair the assassin?
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Being vision impaired, Paul is entitled to take part in our IEP program.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • The Book of Shhh says that deliria alters your perception, disables your ability to reason clearly, impairs you from making sound judgments.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • It impairs us.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Still, whatever his fears of dreaming, he would not allow me to share his chamber, so that his wakefulness need not impair my own rest.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Actually, there seems to be some memory impairment," interjected Mrs. Swanson in a low voice, toying with the glasses that hung from a chain around her neck.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "Not bad for a collection of gender-impaired public servants," Claire agreed.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • I must have noticed it before, but this last time back I felt it as an impairment.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • "Oh, gentlemen, you see it is all useless, and that my father’s mind is really impaired," said Villefort.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • All rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers, but they could not afford to encourage any illusion that tended to impair military efficiency.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • And in a 1987 study, eight in ten former Pacific POWs had "psychiatric impairment," six in ten had anxiety disorders, more than one in four had PTSD, and nearly one in five was depressed.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Youth almost unimpaired till sixty, and then, crack!
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • As if his memory were impaired, or his faculties disordered, the prisoner made an effort to rally his attention.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • But with the whale, these two sashes are separately inserted, making two distinct windows, but sadly impairing the view.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Yeah, well, count me in the ranks of the technologically impaired.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • "You, Cash," she shouts, her voice harsh, strong, and unimpaired.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • He was almost barefoot, crawling with lice, and he was hungry, but his irascible spirit was unimpaired.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He had regained his composure, which seemed to have been somewhat impaired the night before.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • He was heavily bandaged, it is true, but his hearing was quite unimpaired,’ said Umbridge smugly.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Strings of expletives he swung lashlike over the backs of his men, and it was evident that his previous efforts had in nowise impaired his resources.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • If he had been Satan himself there would have been plenty of weaklings ready to scribble their names to a pardon-petition, and drip a tear on it from their permanently impaired and leaky water-works.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Justice held her ground, undisturbed and unassailed by the efforts of favour and of interest, that now so much impair, pervert, and beset her.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Her sight was disturbed, so that she saw objects multiplied, and grasped at visionary teacups and wineglasses instead of the realities; her hearing was greatly impaired; her memory also; and her speech was unintelligible.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • However much his influence among his people had been impaired by his occasional and besetting weakness, as well as by his desertion of the tribe, his courage and his fame as an orator were undeniable.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Jekyll was no worse; he woke again to his good qualities seemingly unimpaired; he would even make haste, where it was possible, to undo the evil done by Hyde.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Whoever had ransacked my hamper had critically impaired my wardrobe.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Our judgment sometimes becomes impaired.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • Their evidence, corroborated by that of several friends, tends to show that Sir Charles’s health has for some time been impaired, and points especially to some affection of the heart, manifesting itself in changes of colour, breathlessness, and acute attacks of nervous depression.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Piter spoke in a low, sullen tone: "Did you call me in here to impair my efficiency with criticism, Baron?"
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Instead of turning my oxygen off, Harris, in his hypoxically impaired state, had mistakenly cranked the valve open to full flow, draining the tank.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • That my health was much impaired, by the continual drudgery of entertaining the rabble every hour of the day; and that, if my master had not thought my life in danger, her majesty would not have got so cheap a bargain.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • A wild hope ran about the town that the beauty would be impaired that had enabled her to despise the class from which she sprang.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • "Okay — no wind to speak of — sun’s a bit bright, that could impair your vision, watch out for it — ground’s fairly hard, good, that’ll give us a fast kickoff —" Wood paced the field, staring around with the team behind him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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